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Green Crag to Hard Knott and a couple of outliers

Green Crag to Hard Knott and a couple of outliers


Postby Broggy1 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:31 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Green Crag, Hard Knott, Harter Fell (Southern Fells)

Hewitts included on this walk: Harter Fell (Southern Fells)

Date walked: 09/08/2017

Time taken: 5.3

Distance: 24.42 km

Ascent: 1645m

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A return to the lakes for a sunny midweek day from beautiful Eskdale.

Firstly over Green Crag and round to Hard Knott from there over Harter Fell.


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1 Green Crag ahead.JPG
Green Crag ahead over Low Birker Tarn


2 Upper Eskdale.JPG
Upper Eskdale giants


3 Green Crag from Crook Crag.JPG
Green Crag from Crook Crag which we visited on route.


4 Green Crag looking to Whitfell and Black Combe ridge.JPG
Looking over at the Whitfell to Black Combe ridge from Green Crag.


5 Harter Fell ahead.JPG
Harter Fell ahead - reached via a boggy slog across a pathless section.


6 Trig looking at real summit.JPG
Trig point on Harter Fell looking over at the 'real' summit and it's rocks


7 Real summit.JPG
Dan on the real summit. Easily scrambled.


8 Border End over Hard Knott Pass.JPG
Border End over Hard Knott Pass - busier on the road here than any fells we went up today


9 Hard Knott summit.JPG
Hard Knott


9a Scafell from Hard Knott.JPG
Scafells from Hard Knott


10 Hard Knott pass from Fort.JPG
Hard Knott pass from the Roman Fort


11 Roman Fort.JPG
The Roman Fort


12 Hard knott behind Roman Fort.JPG
Hard Knott behind the Roman Fort


13 Lovely Harter Fell.JPG
Lovely Harter Fell as we wander back to the car


With the weather so good and plenty of time left in the day it seemed a shame not to find something else to do and I noted that we could climb Stickle Pike - an outlier - on the way back.

This worked beautifully and what a cracking little hill it was combined with nearby Great Stickle.


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14 Green paths with Caw in view.JPG
Green paths from Ulpha with the pointy Caw in view


15 Stickle Pike in view.JPG
Stickle Pike comes into view


16 Stickle Pike.JPG
Stickle Pike getting closer


17 Me on Stickle PIke with Black Combe behind.JPG
Enjoying a drink on a hot day on the summit with Black Combe behind


18 Ahead to Great Stickle.JPG
Ahead to Great Stickle


19 Great Stickle Trig.JPG
Trig Point on Great Stickle


Back to Stickle Pike.JPG
Back to shapely Stickle Pike
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Broggy1
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Re: Green Crag to Hard Knott and a couple of outliers

Postby Broggy1 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:05 pm

RTC wrote:Looks a great day out. A question. Where is best to park if doing Green Crag on its own from Eskdale? Thanks.


We parked at Wha House Car Park (free and space for say 10 cars?) and walked back along the road.

When I first did Green Crag years ago I'm sure we parked at the Woolpack Inn but not sure if that's still allowed?

Others may know better.
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Re: Green Crag to Hard Knott and a couple of outliers

Postby trailmasher » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:07 pm

Nice walk, great report :clap: and one that I did last Sept. For RTC parking for Green Crag. I parked at the Woolpack last Sept with no problem but only polite to call for a drink on returning to car as way of a thank you :wink:
There is also a small parking area just on the right in front of a small paddock where I have also parked, again no problems there either :)
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Re: Green Crag to Hard Knott and a couple of outliers

Postby Broggy1 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:24 pm

RTC wrote:Thanks. I'm hoping to get down to Wasdale Head YH in September to mop up Southern and Western Wainwrights, including Green Crag. On my last trip to the Lakes at the start of July I made a detour on way home to Dufton Pike. Your reports on D.P. had put the idea in my head. I wasn't disappointed. Nice hill. Another thanks.


Great stuff and glad you enjoyed DP. It's a cracking hill.
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